Sunday, December 27, 2009

I hate ponies!

"Darling Winston, I hope you will try & not smoke. If you only knew how foolish and silly you look doing it you wd give it up, at least for a few years. If you will give it up & work hard this term to pass yr preliminary I will get Papa to get you a gun & a pony".

Lady Randolph Churchill in a letter to her Harrow studying 16 years old son, dated 19 September 1890

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Asa, un whishlist fotografic vag :)

Hasselblad 500 C/M sau un SWC
Lentile: un 60 mm si un 80 de mm;

Alpa, inca nu am decis ce.

Voigtlander R4A (gata, s-a rezolvat, l-am luat)
Lentile: un Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.1 sau 1.5, un Nokton 35mm 1.8, un Ultron 28mm 2.0, un Color Heliar 75mm 2.5 pentru portrete; (intre timp mi-am luat un Ultron 35mm 1.7 si un Skopar Snapshot 25mm 4);

Nikon D7000 digital, un FM2/Titanium si un F6 pe film
Lentile: un 50mm 1.4 pentru Nikon, un 12-24mm, 85mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 avem, multumim pentru intentie.

Leica CL
Lentile: Summicron-ul de 40mm 2; Leica Summicron M 50mm 2;

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon L1
Zeiss Super Ikonta A 531/2
Zeiss Super Ikonta B 532/16 (din toata saracia, inainte sa platesc darile la Stat...)
Zeiss Ikon Kolibri (Guess what... :)
Zeiss Werra
Contax Zeiss IIA/IIIa
Rolleiflex 2.8F. Merge si un 3.5E sau F:)
FED Siberia
Plaubel Makina 67
Olympus Pen FT
Pentacon Six
Hasselblad Xpan sau un Fuji TX-1 (more or less the same)
Hensoldt Hensa Reporter
Gandolfi Precision
Steinheil Casca II 
Konica Hexar RF
Konica Hexar AF
Yasuhara T-981

Sa intram si in compacte:
Ricoh GR21 sau un Ricoh GR1s
Ricoh 500G
Leica Minilux
Leica CM
Rollei 35 SE
Fuji KlasseW
Minox 35 GT
Olympus 35SP 
Olympus 35RD
Olympus XA
Nikon 28Ti sau 35Ti

Minolta TC1
Konica S3 Auto
Yashica T5

Instant things:
Polaroid 690
Polaroid 600SE

Asa, mai pe departe: o Moskva, un Kiev, un Kalimar Reflex, un Bencini Comet III, un Tessina, un Graflex de presa, un Minox Riga, un Minox MX, un Exakta Varex VX, o lentila Zeiss Sonnar Ultron de 50mm 1.5, o prisma metered pentru Bronica ETRSi, un incarcator profesional, un set de 8 acumulatori R6 buni.

si mult timp liber, daca se poate.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ataque de panico!

A small time producer from Uruguay puts Hollywood to shame. His bet? Making a cool video of a robot invasion in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, on a 300$ budget. Long story short, he gets 2 million + views on his Youtube page, and bang, Hollywood calls: he signs a 30 mil. movie deal.

Watch his four-minute short, "Ataque de Panico!" (Panic Attack)

Product tip for Asus

Hello Asus Product Development Team,

if you were wondering what should be the next big thing after you flattened the EEE netbooks, here is a free tip from me: just put an eInk based e-book reader on top of them, on the back of the actual screen, for an extra 200$. No, actually, for an extra 199$.

The thing is I don't want to carry both a netbook and an e-reader around. If you price the combo better than the cost of a separate netbook + ereader combination, it would be great.
And you should, as the combo should have only one battery, not two, as its separate pieces.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Naming Paradox

Final Fantasy XIII :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009


"Mai aveti decat trei zile de mandat, domnule Basescu..."
Mircea Geoana, in timpul dezbaterii

E greu cu romana, domnule Geoana. Decat ca din cauza asta o sa pierdeti voturi, chiar mai mult decat din cauza vizitelor la Moscova si la Vantu.